The Sage Colleges

Troy, NY 12180

The Sage Colleges is a private, not for profit college in Troy, New York. It was established in 1916 as a School of Practical Arts. It was originally a women’s college. A separate men’s division was established during World War II. In 1949, the Albany campus was founded as a coeducational campus. The college is comprised of several colleges founded by Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage, including the Sage Junior College of Albany, the Sage Graduate School, and the Sage Evening College. In 1995, these colleges were re-chartered to become the Sage Colleges. The women’s college remains in Troy.

The Sages Colleges offers five CCNE-accredited nursing programs. The programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to SN, MSN, and Ph.D. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN program requires students to complete 54 nursing credits and 27 credits of supported courses. These courses may take five to six semesters, allowing students to complete the program in four to five years, depending on their scheduling. With the MSN program, students can choose from five different program tracks, including Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Depending on the schedule and the specialty track, the MSN program may be completed in two to seven years.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN
  3. PhD
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 101
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 6
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 30
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 2
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Nursing Administration Post-master's certificate 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 2
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 2
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 1
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Administration Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 4

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from The Sage Colleges

Maria College of Albany
7.55 miles away
Excelsior College
8.7 miles away
Southern Vermont College
25.91 miles away
College of Our Lady of the Elms
68.82 miles away
American International College
71.79 miles away
Hartwick College
72.65 miles away
University of Hartford
81.48 miles away
University of Saint Joseph
81.74 miles away
Franklin Pierce University
83.01 miles away
Utica College
83.75 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
04/01/1968 - 12/31/2004
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$11,764
30k to 48k$14,375
48k to 75k$19,721
75k to 110k$23,632
Over 110k$28,200
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted [...]

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in [...]

New York State Nursery/Landscape Association

Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing
The Sage Colleges
65 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180

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